a Little Technology….. in your Science and Social Studies Curriculum “Lei” Ready„.Get Set„.. Check your curriculum guides. www.state.tn.us/education/ci/cicurframwkmain .htm Check the Terra-Nova Guidelines. www.state.tn.us/education/tstcapachievement. htm Check the Bedford County www.bedfordk12tn.com Curriculum Guides when available. Don’t forget! Use your Social Studies and Science textbooks with the curriculum. Correlate to other areas of the curriculum when possible. Don’t necessarily teach every single page of the text! If you always do things the same way, You’ll always get what you’ve always gotten! Approach your day in a different way! No Time for Technology? Whole Group Instruction Group 1 Text Group 2 Computer Assignment Group 3 Research Time or Literature Connection Combine whole group, small group, and individual activities. Require students to keep a folder of their work. Ask students for ideas. Textbooks Won’t always be the main focus of the lesson. Let students learn by doing. Use as a resource. Won’t do every page. Try Thematic Units. Students learn best when curriculum is integrated. Themes permit a variety of activities to accommodate all learning styles. Be sure to have definite goals. Plan for evaluation. Plan, plan, plan„„„„.. Constitution The “F” word„.. Flexibility Examples of Webpages Guided Student Activity Explorers Activity volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/thomas/e xp.html Group Activities Early Civilizations volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/thomas/Azt ec.htm More Web Pages„„„„„ Animal Classification volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/thomas/safari. html Student Made Page volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/thomas /amgov.html More Webpages Integrated Page volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/thomas /landforms.html Choice Activity volweb.utk.edu/Schools/bedford/thomas /sestates.html Design your own webpage. More control over content. Fit to the needs of all your students. Easy to adapt. Easy Ways to Integrate Technology Design brochure of state. Make a poster of state, animal, or other subject. Use databases to keep up with information. Use a paint or draw program to make Venn diagrams to compare subjects. More Easy Ways„„„„„. Write a letter to researched person. Design a book cover. Use graphic organizer to draw a family tree for a biography. Make a cereal box as a biography. Design a greeting card in honor of an historic event. PowerPoint Presentations Teacher presentations to accompany lectures Convert slides into transparencies. Student report for individual or group work Book reports PowerPoint Help PowerPoint in the Classroom www.actden.com/pp/ Sample PowerPoint Presentations www.bamaed.ua.edu/bct400/Samp le_Power_Points.htm Powerpoint as a Teaching Tool www.shelltech.com/resources/artic les/power_point_article.html Accelerated Reader Have students choose books on the topic being studied. Require nonfiction reading. Include in research projects. Write AR tests to cover pertinent chapters from the textbooks. Literature & Internet Search for books and literature http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/cy45.html units that complement your studies. http://www.thewildones.org/Curric/owlPellet.html Poppy, by Avi Sign of the Beaver, http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/beav/beavsg1.html Ben and Me, http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/ben/bentg.html Jean Fritz books http://www.umcs.maine.edu/~orono/collaborative/bully.html Online Resources for S. S. Global Grocery List http://landmark- project.com/ggl/ Teach map skills with Map Quest www.mapquest.com Food Timeline http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/kid/food2.ht ml More online resources„. Mock Elections.com http://www.mockelection.com/resources/clas sroom/index.html Creating posters for Social Studies http://exodus.lcsc.edu/ss150/poster.htm The GeoNet Game http://www.eduplace.com/hmco/school/geo/ indexhi.html Online Resources for Science CellsAlive http://www.cellsalive.net/ Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body http://www.bartleby.com/107/ Journey North http://www.learner.org/jnorth/ More Online Resources... The Great Plant Escape http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/ Franklin’s Forecast http://sln.fi.edu/weather/index.html Virtual Field Trips Go where you’ve never been before! Check the compilation of listings on www.bedfordk12tn.com. Compile a list of questions to guide students’ visit. Students make flow charts and maps to design their own trips. Satellite Feeds Access through SCHS. Cumberland Scinece Museum Becky Matthews, 615-401-5073 Radnor Lake, Laura Franklin or Harry Hedgepath, 615-331-5739 Software for Science and Social Studies Cornerstone Reading Vocabulary includes content areas. Software by textbook company Practice for skills: Zip! Zap! Map! Carmen San Diego Other suggestions: Have fun!